Asia: a Regional and Economic Geography

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ASIA A Regional and Economic Geography

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L. DUDLEY STAMP

C.B.E., D.SC., D.LIT.(Lond.), LL.D.(Clark)

Professor Emeritus of Social Geography in the University of London

Formerly Professor of Geography and Geology in the University of Rangoon

Gold Medallist of the Mining and Geological Institute of India, 1922

Medallist of the Tokyo Geographical Society, 1957

Honorary Member of the Geographical Societies of Madras and Calcutta

Special Lecturer, Universities of Bombay and Calcutta, 1938

University of Hong Kong, 1955

LONDON: 1959 METHUEN & CO LTD

36 ESSEX STREET STRAND W.C.2

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface to the Ninth Edition vii
  • Contents ix
  • Maps and Diagrams xi
  • Part I the Continent of Asia 1
  • A Continent of Contrasts 3
  • The Orography of Asia 5
  • The Structure of Asia 13
  • The Climates of Asia 22
  • The Vegetation of Asia 43
  • The Population of Asia 51
  • The European Exploration of Asia 56
  • Asia's Position in the World 67
  • Part II the Countries and Regions of Asia 71
  • Turkey -- the Threshold of Asia 73
  • Cyprus 108
  • Arab Asia 114
  • Iran (persia) 170
  • References 178
  • Afghanistan 179
  • The Indo-Pakistan Sub-Continent 188
  • Pakistan and Its Natural Regions 279
  • The Indian Republic and Its Regions 305
  • Ceylon 365
  • Burma 385
  • South-Eastern Asia and the East Indies 411
  • References 471
  • Manchuria or the 'North-East' 549
  • Taiwan (formosa) 565
  • Korea (chosen) 602
  • Japan 612
  • Asiatic Russia 663
  • Index 699
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